Zyratron is the main character in a series of sub-par black & white horror movies from the 1960s. The film’s producers tried to market a line of Zyratron figurines that went nowhere. Decades later, television studios desperate for programming broadcast the Zyratron films in the middle of the night. Soon a small but dedicated following grows and the Zyratron figurines become valuable collectibles. So valuable, that someone is willing to kill for them. That’s the premise of The Zyratron Affair, a mystery novel written by Boston College graduate Joe Nowlan. Nowlan is an author and freelance business writer and editor. His previous novel is Media Blitz.